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Ash, Solicitor
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Can a landlord charge you for replacement oven, toaster and

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Can a landlord charge you for replacement oven, toaster and microwave due to some of they symbols rubbing off due to cleaning? Rented the property for 18 months and all appliances were in good working order when we left.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Did the tenant break it or did it just ail?

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Customer: The appliances were in perfect working order when we exited the flat. The landlord came back to us with a checklist of work required to be carried out. During this checklist the landlord stated that the oven, microwave and toaster had to be replaced. When querying this action we were advised that the reason for replacement was due to some of the black symbols on the knobs had rubbed off.
Customer: To me that if ridiculous as they were fully functioning and the symbols rub off when you clean the appliances
Alex Watts : That is it, you can't read the symbols? So they work fine apart from that?
Alex Watts : in that case no, the landlord can't charge you for this.
Alex Watts : This is fair wear and tear and therefore can not be claimed
Alex Watts : The landlord is just trying it on.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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